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Recognizing phrase and utterance as prosodic units in non-tonal dialects of Kammu

Karlsson, Anastasia LU ; House, David LU and Tayanin, Damrong LU (2008) FONETIK 2008 In Proceedings of Fonetik 2008 p.89-92
Abstract
This paper presents a study of prosodic phras-ing in a non-tonal dialect of Kammu, a Mon-Khmer language spoken in Northern Laos. Prosodic phrasing is seen as correlated with syntactic and informational structures, and the description is made referring to these two lev-els. The material investigated comprises sen-tences of different lengths and syntactic struc-tures, uttered by seven male speakers. It is found that, based on prosodic cues, the distinc-tion between prosodic utterance and prosodic phrase can be made. Prosodic phrase is sig-naled by a sequence of low + high pitch while the right edge of the prosodic utterance gets low pitch. This low terminal is replaced by a high terminal in expressive speech. The study is performed using... (More)
This paper presents a study of prosodic phras-ing in a non-tonal dialect of Kammu, a Mon-Khmer language spoken in Northern Laos. Prosodic phrasing is seen as correlated with syntactic and informational structures, and the description is made referring to these two lev-els. The material investigated comprises sen-tences of different lengths and syntactic struc-tures, uttered by seven male speakers. It is found that, based on prosodic cues, the distinc-tion between prosodic utterance and prosodic phrase can be made. Prosodic phrase is sig-naled by a sequence of low + high pitch while the right edge of the prosodic utterance gets low pitch. This low terminal is replaced by a high terminal in expressive speech. The study is performed using elicited speech. (Less)
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Kammu, Prosody, phrasing
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Department of Linguistics, Gothenburg University
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FONETIK 2008
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  abstract     = {This paper presents a study of prosodic phras-ing in a non-tonal dialect of Kammu, a Mon-Khmer language spoken in Northern Laos. Prosodic phrasing is seen as correlated with syntactic and informational structures, and the description is made referring to these two lev-els. The material investigated comprises sen-tences of different lengths and syntactic struc-tures, uttered by seven male speakers. It is found that, based on prosodic cues, the distinc-tion between prosodic utterance and prosodic phrase can be made. Prosodic phrase is sig-naled by a sequence of low + high pitch while the right edge of the prosodic utterance gets low pitch. This low terminal is replaced by a high terminal in expressive speech. The study is performed using elicited speech.},
  author       = {Karlsson, Anastasia and House, David and Tayanin, Damrong},
  keyword      = {Kammu,Prosody,phrasing},
  language     = {eng},
  pages        = {89--92},
  publisher    = {ARRAY(0x9973868)},
  series       = {Proceedings of Fonetik 2008},
  title        = {Recognizing phrase and utterance as prosodic units in non-tonal dialects of Kammu},
  year         = {2008},
}